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Hillary Papers: Non-story on Vince Foster
Hot Air ^ | March 20, 2008 | by Ed Morrissey

Posted on 03/20/2008 6:57:58 AM PDT by jdm

The headline at the Wall Street Journal sounds so intriguing: “Clinton’s Calendar and Vince Foster”. The Washington Wire blogpost title conjures a connection that somehow sheds light on the suicide of the former Clinton adviser that has fueled a thousand or more conspiracy theories. Unfortunately, that headline provides the only connection, as Elizabeth Holmes wastes pixels by the bushel:

Among the many things Hillary Clinton’s schedule sheds light on are her activities before, during and after major events in her husband’s presidential tenure — such as the death of Vince Foster.

Uh, no it doesn’t, as Holmes herself explains in excruciating detail:

Foster, a lawyer from Arkansas, was in the same kindergarten class as Bill Clinton and worked at the same law firm as Sen. Clinton. After President Clinton was elected in 1992, Foster joined the White House as deputy White House counsel and handled many of the Whitewater-related tax returns. In July 1993, he was found dead in a park in Virginia with a gunshot wound. After a three-year investigation by Whitewater Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, Foster’s death was ruled a suicide, but many conspiracy theories persist suggesting he was murdered.

The former first lady’s schedules reveal that the last time she met formally with Foster was more than a month before his death, on June 8, 1993. The schedule reads “Briefing for ATLA”—formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now the American Association for Justice—“w/ Vince Foster.” They met in Clinton’s office from 11 a.m. until noon, after which she had a private meeting. The details of that meeting were redacted from the schedule. …

The day before Foster’s death, Clinton was in Southern California. She spent the morning at Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, touring the facility and meeting with students, then attended a luncheon in honor of Iris Cantor, the head of a foundation that supports, among other things, women’s health care. She spent the night at a hotel in Santa Barbara.On July 20, 1993 — the day of Foster’s death — Clinton spent several hours conducting media interviews. She had a live appearance on the “Michael Jackson Show” (with the following rule: “Note: NO Call-in questions”), talked with the WAVE newspaper and later flew from Los Angeles to Little Rock, Ark.

That day, a Tuesday, Foster was reportedly found dead at a park in around 6 p.m. local time. According to her schedule, Clinton would have been in the air at that time (she wasn’t schedule to land in Arkansas for another two and a half hours).

I searched in vain for anything newsworthy in this post, but found absolutely nothing. There are no connections to Foster’s death. Hillary was not in town when he committed suicide, and hadn’t had a scheduled contact with Foster for over a month. Nothing in the record Holmes reviews suggests any sort of unusual activity or behavior.

Why write this post at all? It might make sense if it was written to explicitly point out no connection between Hillary and Foster’s suicide in the schedules, but that’s not how Holmes writes this post. She claims that this sheds light on Foster’s death, but it provides nothing new at all. Only the most paranoid Clinton Derangement Syndrome sufferers thought that Hillary somehow arranged for Foster’s death, or that the Clintons had him “bumped off” at all.

The Wall Street Journal should know better than this. It panders to nutcases and then fails to deliver on the promise of its headline and lede. I await with bated breath the non-story regarding the non-connection between Hillary’s schedules and the overdose death of River Phoenix.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clintons; hillary; hillaryclinton; vincefoster
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To: snowrip

I know - Ed keeps getting more and more liberal, for some reason.


21 posted on 03/20/2008 7:36:53 AM PDT by jdm ("You only live once and usually not even then." - Michael O'Donoghue)
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To: bmwcyle

My favorite claim is that he pulled the trigger with his thumb.


22 posted on 03/20/2008 7:37:31 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: HeadOn

I stole it from PISSANT, here on FR.


23 posted on 03/20/2008 7:37:59 AM PDT by Hildy (Obama: "Yes, I sat in his church, but I didn't inhale.")
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To: jdm
"The schedule reads “Briefing for ATLA”—formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, now the American Association for Justice—“w/ Vince Foster.” They met in Clinton’s office from 11 a.m. until noon, after which she had a private meeting. The details of that meeting were redacted from the schedule. "

I suppose "getting her brains porked out by Vince" needed to be redacted.

24 posted on 03/20/2008 7:39:21 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: jdm

Oh come on, the Clintons never do the dirty work themselves. They have people for that.


25 posted on 03/20/2008 7:42:07 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Brilliant
Would Bill put Monica Lewinsky on his schedule?

Maybe it will show up as mentoring a WH intern in the vicinity of the Oval office.

26 posted on 03/20/2008 7:44:46 AM PDT by BluH2o
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To: Redleg Duke
I suppose "getting her brains porked out by Vince" needed to be redacted.

If this were true, I can see why he'd blow his brain cell out.

Vince, what do you see when the demons come at night?

A naked hillary...BOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMM

27 posted on 03/20/2008 7:45:41 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: jdm
Only the most paranoid Clinton Derangement Syndrome sufferers thought that Hillary somehow arranged for Foster’s death, or that the Clintons had him “bumped off” at all.

If sufferers of this syndrome have a support group sign me up. I cannot say with any certainty that Vince Foster was murdered by anybody. But I can say the facts as we know them do NOT add up to the conclusions that appear on the "official" record. And whatever the truth is, there are Clinton Crime Family fingerprints all over the cover-up of the real truth which has not come to light.

28 posted on 03/20/2008 7:50:11 AM PDT by Biblebelter (If whites spew hate, Obama calls it hate speech, when his pastor says it, he calls it anger speech.)
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To: martin_fierro
Quite a bit of redaction there.

{probably just a cookie recipe}

29 posted on 03/20/2008 7:50:31 AM PDT by labette
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To: Hildy; pissant

Credit where credit is due, Pissant.

Obama not inhaling is a great tagline...


30 posted on 03/20/2008 8:03:23 AM PDT by HeadOn (The Second Amendment is in place in case the politicians ignore the others.)
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To: Yo-Yo
"So, Holmes, the dog didn't bark?"

Right you are. Because silver Blaze's attorney and fixer Bruce Lindsey redacted, destroyed, retaind anything that couldleave a merk.

31 posted on 03/20/2008 2:33:12 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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